You are what you eat?

If you eat fat, you’ll get fat. Sounds reasonable, right? So by that logic, if you eat money, do you get rich?

Dietary fats have been getting a bad rap for the better part of four decades now, thanks in the most part to the “low-fat/fat-free” ideology of consumer marketing. In truth, excess kilojoules make you fat, and yes, dietary fat is high in kilojoules. But if a high-fat diet is all it takes to make you fat, someone forgot to tell the traditional Inuit people, whose diet consists of around 90 per cent fat.

If these “fatty” foods have been exiled from your diet, it’s time to welcome them back with open arms.

Nov 2, 2012

Fatty foods that make you skinny

When it comes to certain fats, you are NOT what you eat.

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  1. just_me04:38am Monday 05th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    " If you eat fat, you’ll get fat. Sounds reasonable, right? So by that logic, if you eat money, do you get rich? " ... everything went well till i read this stupid logic. duh!

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  2. Granny11:59pm Sunday 04th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Veronika, I'm a diabetic, don't eat sugar, eat egg and bacon, some other fatty foods, loads of protein, and complex carbs and I put on weight. High blood sugars are not a sign of storing weight. My father was a poorly controlled diabetic, ie his sugars were regularly high, and he lost tons of weight. I never eat rice, pasta or white breads. Calories out must be less than calories in to put on the weight REGARDLESS of what those calories consist of. A healthy balanced diet where all food groups are eaten in moderation and reflect personal activity is the best way to remain healthy. Strangely, fast food and packaged foods are the major change to our diets. I remember the days when people ate animal fats in large doses and covered their white bread with treacle and other complex sugars, and few were morbidly obese or obese. Why? Because they were active.

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  3. veronika09:32pm Sunday 04th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    If you don't eat carbs/sugar with your "fatty" food you won't store fat (ask a diabetic whether their blood sugar goes up if they eat bacon and eggs without bread or sugary/glucose drinks - the answer will be no). However eating fat-free but high sugar foods piles on the weight - which explains why everyone's getting really FAT!.

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  4. amber07:45pm Sunday 04th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Go vegan! Yum.

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  5. wanderer05:44pm Sunday 04th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    work in the rice paddies is good for you ...

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  6. Glib02:26pm Sunday 04th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Nothing works without exercise.

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